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    “I tend to work on my outfits backwards,” Alexander says. “I fall in love with a great pair of shoes, and then I build an outfit around them."

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    Looking back, Kimberly Alexander says she feels like she has lived a lifetime in a short period. Her late husband, former NFL linebacker Elijah Alexander, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2005.

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    “I needed to go from a mom, wife, and caregiver to an entrepreneur who is confident,” she says. This journey, which necessitated a professional wardrobe shift, reawakened her love of shoes from luxury brands such as Christian Louboutin, Saint Laurent, and Gucci, as well as wrap dresses from Diane von Furstenberg.

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    Next, she founded her consulting firm, KimConnects, and became a co-host on the Golf and More Experience (G.A.M.E.) radio show on 105.3 FM, all while continuing to raise funds for blood cancer research.

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    Alexander isn’t afraid to treat herself and wears the “good stuff” on a daily basis.

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    “Retail therapy is a real thing,” she says. “I didn’t go to counseling, but let me tell you—Neiman’s, NorthPark, and Willow Bend—they became my counselors.”

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    As a single mother of two, Alexander wanted to reinvent herself.

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    Through her husband’s fight, Kimberly discovered a new purpose: raising awareness and funds for blood cancers.